Screen Daily on Transatlantyk Festival 2017

Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel and US actor Edward Norton were the guests of honour at the seventh edition of the Transatlantyk Festival which comes to a close in the Polish city of Lodz on Friday evening (July 21).

Martel became the second woman director - after Germany’s Margarethe von Trotta - and the 11th filmmaker overall, to be awarded the FIPRESCI 90+ statuette in celebration of the International Federation of Film Critics’ ten decades of activities.




Meanwhile, a spotlight dedicated to Edward Norton featured screenings of Primal Fear, Fight Club and Birdman, along with a master class and the actor attending the closing ceremony as a guest of honour.



Highlights included the festival’s screening venture Cinema In Bed where up to three people could share a bed at the open-air venue in Schiller Passage to watch films ranging from La La Land and Deadpool to local films Body and These Daughters of Mine, and a partnership with the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema on the presentation of five documentaries devoted to culinary themes followed by five-course banquets prepared by top Polish chefs.

The Culinary Cinema programme - the only one in Poland with exclusive rights to the Berlin original and held in the machine room of the former EC1 electricity power station - saw Australian filmmaker Trevor Graham and the US-based director Philippe Mora travelling to Lodz for the presentation of their documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise which inspired a menu by the Warsaw-based chef Robert Skubisz, while Katarzyna Danilowicz, the first female winner of the Polish Top Chef, created a menu after the screening of Vérane Frédiani’s The Goddesses of Food which investigates why there are so few female chefs - Martin Blaney wrote.


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